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10-09-2013, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ragss View Post
But at the same time, Yakimov's numbers are extremely impressive. Young Ovechkin never even cracked .5 ppg in Russia, I don't think.
Ovechkin had 27 points in 37 games and the RSL is a more defensive league than the KHL. That being said, no sane person expects Ovechkin like production from Yakimov.

That being said, even though it's only 12 games in, Yakimov has around Tarasenko/Kuznetsov production playing on the first line. If Sardachny can turn him into an even average skater, he'll be an NHLer, and if by some miracle he becomes a plus skater, we may have that big 2-way 2nd line center yet.

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